Stanford Cardinal joins quarterback Tanner McKee

Stanford makes a change after losing to Kansas State at the beginning of the season, starting Tanner McKee over Jack West for this week’s game at No. 14 USC.

West started against Kansas State, but McKee played most of the game, leading the team in the completes (15) and passing yards (118) to 15-of-18-passing with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Coach David Shaw said he won’t switch quarterbacks against USC. Ahead of the Kansas State game, Shaw said he plans to switch quarterbacks and “we’ll see how things go from there.”

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West was 8-for-12 for 76 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the 24-7 loss to the Wildcats. Stanford, who didn’t score until the game was 3:16 left, finished the game with just 233 yards and 39 rushing yards.

McKee, a 6-foot-6 sophomore from Corona, California, appeared in just one game with seven pass attempts in 2020. He served a two-year Mormon mission in Brazil before joining Stanford. He was ranked No. 5 Pocket Passer and No. 76 Overall Player in the 2018 Recruitment Class by ESPN.

West started one game for Stanford in the last two seasons.

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